Candlelight Events

Every year, the Friends host a candle light ski in the park. It is a great time to get out and see the park when the ice is glittering and the sounds are hushed.

You'll see us there around the campfire, serving up warm drinks and friendly tales or taking time out to enjoy the trails.

Trail lit with candles

Winter Candlelight Ski

Candlelight Ski for January 2020 has not yet been scheduled.

Trail location will be determined based on weather and snow conditions.

Concessions and a bonfire are usually the plan, check back later for details.  Amenities to be provided will be a warm fire, fixin's for smores and concessions for sale. Make sure to bring your warm cheer! Mark your calendars!

As always, any and all help is greatly appreciated. Throughout the winter we will be preparing candle bags. The day of the event, we will need help placing and lighting candles. If you would like to help the day of the event, please show up about an hour before (around 5PM).

Fall Candlelight Hike

The 2019 Fall Candlelight Hike has been cancelled due to predicted rain and wind.

Stroll down the Lakeview Trail lit with glowing candlelight.  Enjoy s'mores around the bonfire after your walk.  The Iowa County Astronomers will have telescopes set up on Cox Hollow Lake Dam for visitors to view the night sky.  Note that leashed pets are permitted on the trail walk but by law are not allowed in the picnic/beach area.